Focusing Biblical Studies: The Crucial Nature of the Persian and Hellenistic Periods Paperback

Essays in Honor of Douglas A. Knight

by Berquist, Jon L.;


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Focusing Biblical Studies: The Crucial Nature of the Persian and Hellenistic Periods

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This volume makes a positive intervention into maximalist/minimalist debates about Israelite historiography by pointing to the events that happened during the Persian and Hellenistic periods. During this historical epoch, traditions about Israel and Judah's founding became fixed as markers of ethnic identity, and much of the canonical Hebrew Bible came into its present form. Concentrating on these events, a clearer historical picture emerges. The entire volume is set within the context of Doug Knight's contributions, which have encouraged a rigorous social-scientific and tradition-historical approach to the Hebrew Bible and ancient Israel in general. Many scholars have pursued how the social scientific method, first used to analyze early monarchic Israel, can shape the understanding of these later historical periods. Knight's methods, teachings, writings, and scholarly interventions have pointed the contributors of this volume to fresh considerations of the Persian and Hellenistic periods. The concluding essay will examine the future directions in which such sociological and historical investigation can go forward.

Focusing Biblical Studies: The Crucial Nature of the Persian and Hellenistic Periods was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in April 2014. The ISBN for Focusing Biblical Studies: The Crucial Nature of the Persian and Hellenistic Periods is 9780567656285.

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Page last updated 3rd December 2016
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (April 2014)
EditionNIPPOD
Weight397g
Number of Pages224
Thickness15 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9780567656285
ISBN-100567656284
Product Code4269752
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